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Stop Hiring Personal Trainers and Start Building Them—Developing an Internship Program at a Fitness Facility

July 1, 2015

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Finding a well-educated and open-minded employee is, in most cases, simply luck of the draw. Instead of hoping for the perfect new hire to come walking through the door, a business owner could try a different technique in which they shed their business owner mindset and transition into a mentorship role. Using an internship program, the mentor can ideally build themselves the near-perfect employee.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 35: Darnell Clark

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Darnell Clark, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about his path to becoming a high school strength and conditioning coach, the structure of his high school (Charlotte Country Day) strength and conditioning program, and giving back to the industry.

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Beyond Sets and Reps: Creating, Mastering, and Evaluating Your Coaching Behaviors

May 7, 2021

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From the virtual 2021 NSCA Coaches Conference, Mary Kate Feit, Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning at Springfield College, goes beyond the sets and reps of strength and conditioning and focuses on how to reflect inward to evaluate and maximize coaching behaviors.

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Attentional Focus as a Resource to Optimize Tactical Personnel Training and Performance

June 19, 2020

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To address and combat neurocognitive decline in tactical personnel, this article will detail the mechanistic underpinnings of, and describe how to apply, attention regulation strategies to facilitate greater skill acquisition, retention, and performance transfer.

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Programming Essential Movement Patterns

October 30, 2015

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Robert dos Remedios identifies essential movement patterns and describes multiple exercises for each movement category in this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference. Learn program designs that are effective, efficient, and balanced in nature, as well as how to improve your coaching and cueing abilities.

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Integrated Perspectives on Tactical Preparation—Adding Mental Skill Training to Physical Fitness during Police Training Scenarios

January 15, 2019

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This article shares various options for integrating mental skills training into existing strength and conditioning programs. Such simultaneous, dual-training approaches may better prepare officers for the realities of occupational performance.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 108: Dr. Allison Randall

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Dr. Allison Randall, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Vanderbilt University Women’s Basketball Program, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about how her path to the 2012 London Olympic Games as an athlete led her to pursue the strength and conditioning profession. Topics include the use of appropriate cueing strategies to optimize work with young athletes, differences with team versus individual sports, and the importance of education for coaches. Find Dr. Randall on Twitter: @AllisonVRandall or Instagram: @allisonvrandall | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Developing the Knowledge Base for the Certified Personal Trainer

January 1, 2015

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With each experience of training a new client comes an opportunity to research, consult, and learn something new. The career-driven personal trainer will learn from their mistakes, build on their successes, and utilize their knowledge base with each new client they encounter.

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Using Feedback Drills to Coach the Turkish Get-Up

July 8, 2019

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This article is an overview of the Turkish get-up movement, as well as cues and drills to help in this movement.

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Guidelines for Classifying Workers

November 27, 2020

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Some positions within the fitness industry can be tricky to classify. This article helps businesses decipher the difference between a hired employee and an independent contracted position.

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